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• The Vancouver Sun reports that Loblaw “is adding more markets to its e-commerce home delivery and store pick-up service — including Shoppers Drug Mart sites — as supermarkets across the country mobilize for the battle with Amazon.”

According to the story, “Chief executive Galen Weston told analysts on the retailer’s conference call that Loblaw intends to ‘blanket the country’ with e-commerce after seeing positive traction with its early efforts, which include pickup at about 200 grocery stores and commuter train stations and home delivery…”

CNN reports that Amazon is getting into the private label dog food business with a brand called Wag, described as “a line of kibble available exclusively to Prime members (that) launched this week.”

According to the story, “Wag adds to Amazon's rapidly expanding private label line, which includes AmazonBasics household products, Wickedly Prime food, Stone & Beam furniture and Presto cleaning products. In the same way Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods forced down prices in supermarkets, Wag will intensify price competition among pet food retailers, especially online…”
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